Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Oriental shorthair

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Rosemary Fisher



  •   Oriental Shorthair 

General information

  • Developed from Siamese Siamese crosses, the Oriental is a Siamese in a full colored coat.
  • The self chocolate is known as the Havana and the white as the Foreign White.
  • Caramels and fawns have Championship status, and smokes, creams and apricots have Provisional status. All other Orientals have Championship status.
  • Friendly and very lively, although they can be very noisy.
  • Needs minimal grooming.

Biological data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information


  • Visit the Cat Fanciers' Association website to search for details of CFA Affiliated cat clubs -www.cfa.org.
  • Oriental Breed Council - www.orientalbc.org.